Plumeria alba

Plumeria alba is a species of flowering plant in the genus Plumeria.

Plumeria alba
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Plumeria
Species:
P. alba
Binomial name
Plumeria alba
Synonyms[2]
  • Plumeria revolutifolia Stokes

Common namesEdit

  • Caterpillar tree
  • Cagoda tree
  • Pigeon wood
  • Nosegay tree
  • White frangipani
  • Kath golap (Bengali: কাঠ গোলাপ)
  • Champa (Bengali: চাঁপা)
  • Frangipanier à fleurs blanches (French)[3]
  • Lee La Wa Dee (Thai: ลีลาวดี)
  • Châmpéi sâ (Khmer)[3]
  • Hoa chăm pa (Vietnamese)
  • Kamboja (Indonesian)
  • Dok Champa (Lao: ດອກຈໍາປາ)
  • Chafa (Marathi)
  • Sudu araliya (Sinhala)
  • Champo (Gujarati)

UsesEdit

P. alba is often cultivated as an ornamental plant. In Cambodia pagodas especially choose this shrub, with the flowers used in ritual offerings to the deities, they are sometimes used to make necklaces which decorate coffins.[3] In addition, the flowers are edible and eaten as fritters, while the heart of the wood is part of a traditional medical preparation taken as a vermifuge or as a laxative.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Plumeria alba". International Plant Names Index (IPNI). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2009.
  2. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Dy Phon Pauline, 2000, Plants Utilised In Cambodia, printed by Imprimirie Olympic, Phnom Penh

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